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The memory of Nazi concentration camps – exhibitions about Auschwitz in Europe and in the world

The memory of Nazi concentration camps – exhibitions about Auschwitz in Europe and in the world

Shocking truth and terrifying facts

Nazi crimes in concentration camps shook the whole world. To this day, we face the consequences of the events that took place there and try to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust. History helps us to better understand the world and avoid the mistakes of our ancestors. Both educating young people about the Second World War and raising awareness on the subject remains crucial these days.

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There is no doubt that everyone should at least once visit the largest Nazi concentration camp built by the Germans in the small town of Oświęcim (southern Poland) – chcek our article where is Auschwitz. The feelings accompanying tourists on the tour are indescribable. Nevertheless, we have access to exhibitions dedicated to the victims of Nazi ideology all over the world. Interestingly, the most famous museums of Jewish heritage are located not in Europe, but in the North America. We can also learn about the history of Auschwitz through traveling exhibitions.

Auschwitz exhibition in Kansas City

Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum is constantly creating new exhibitions that present the next stages of the development of German Nazi ideology. They try to educate people on this subject and cultivate the memory of the Holocaust victims and civilians who sacrificed for Jews. One of the most fascinating and one of the largest exhibitions went to Kansas City, USA. President of the Union Station, George Guastello announced the opening of The Auschwitz Exhibit: Not Long Ago and Not Far Away in June 2021.

Traveling exhibition dedicated to the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp attracted millions of people from all over the United States. Moreover, growing interest has prompted the authorities to leave it longer in Kansas City’s Union Station than previously planned. Original photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around could be seen there in 2022. In 2023, they will go back to Europe and they will be on display in Malmö, Sweden.

The exhibition contains together more than 700 original memorabilia such as:

  • personal items belonging to the victims
  • fragments of the original barrack
  • a gas mask used by SS
  • original items belonging to Rudolf Höss

U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., remains an official memorial to the persecution and extermination of the Jewish people. The place is dedicated primarily to people brave enough to oppose the Nazi ideology. The exhibition contains over 20 million archival materials. It is worth adding that the story contained in them is presented in an extremely accessible way. In the museum, tourists have the opportunity to see historical films and one of the world’s largest collections of photographs from the Second World War. Noteworthy are also the stands where you can listen to conversations with people who survived Auschwitz.

The presentations help us visualize life in a ghetto and an extermination camp. There is also no shortage of information about the liberation of Auschwitz. It is worth adding that thematic galleries will surprise even the most historically savvy tourists.

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Thematic exhibitions that leave a mark on the memory

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The Auschwitz State Museum organizes hundreds of small exhibitions that travel all over Europe. Original Holocaust memorabilia has already been stationed in Belgium, Austria, England, Spain, Italy and Switzerland, for example.

Each exhibition has a different and unique theme. Some of the most fascinating are those concerning:

  • Resistance Movement in Auschwitz
  • Sports at Auschwitz
  • Warsaw Uprising
  • Women in concentration camps

However, it goes without saying that a personal visit to a former Nazi death camp is an unforgettable experience. It is worth reserving one day during a visit to Krakow to see the place where over a million people died. Before you arrive, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with this:

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